The mountaineer - Guy McKinnon

Updated at 9:55 am on 23 July 2014

It's been hailed as a 'once in a generation' feat of mountaineering - the ascent of the West face of Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park near Milford Sound. And in the early hours of Sunday morning, Christchurch man Guy McKinnon realised a long-held dream when he achieved the climb - it's seen as one of the greatest remaining challenges in New Zealand mountaineering.

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This story was broadcast on Tuesday 22 July 2014

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